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Sgt Bernard John Caron
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1936
Montreal
Quebec, Canada
Death: Feb. 9, 1968
Quang Tri, Vietnam

Bernard was the son of Emile Caron and Elise Collard Caron, one of a family of seven bothers and sisters. He was married to Linda Lee, and the father of of three girls, Leslie Kay, Laurie Ann, and Lana Jean who lived in Fayetteville NC while he deployed to Vietnam serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 502d Infantry, 101st Airborne Division.

During Operation JEB STUART a search and destroy mission in northern Quang Tri and Thua Tien Provinces Company A, B, and D of the 1st Battalion, 502d Infantry were hit with 40 rounds of 60mm and 82mm enemy mortar fire in their defensive positions in the vicinity of Xon Thuong Loc of Hai Lang District on the 9th of February. Nine soldiers were killed, twenty three were wound and evacuated for treatment.

One of the casualties was SSgt Caron who was killed in action as a result of multiple fragmentation wounds, his body missing on the battlefield until recovered on February 17, 1968.
 
 
Burial:
Long Island National Cemetery
Farmingdale
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Plot: Section N Site 29523-A
 
Maintained by: Victor Vilionis
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 03, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2632311
Sgt Bernard John Caron
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Sgt Bernard John Caron
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